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Flex Seal Tape Review – Does It Really Work?

Flex Seal Tape is another controversial product from the As Seen on TV world that is supposed to seal leaks, cracks, and everything in between.

With its triple layered adhesive, it can bond to almost any surface and can also be done under water.

From the Flex Seal line of products, Flex Tape is the latest addition to their product line.

Does Flex Tape Work?

Should You buy Flex Tape?

You can’t help but wonder if the very popular brand’s new product actually works, especially with all the mixed reviews that you see all over the place.

This review will show you exactly what this tape is about before you decide to purchase something that might just be a bunch of hype.

With the As Seen on TV infomercial hype, you can’t help but wonder how strong this tape really is.

With the very popular video of the boat being cut in its main product Flex Seal, They have that same video, but this time using Flex Tape.

Taping a boat together?

I don’t know about that, but let’s see what this thing can really do.

Uses For Flex Tape


Flex Tape can be used on rubber, plastic, PVC, wood, drywall, ceramic, metal, and fiberglass.

It has 3 layers of rubber, but will that really matter if the adhesive isn’t strong enough?

Flex Tape can repair a broken pipe, leaking roof, a hanging car bumper, leaking pools, campers, RV’s and even put together a boat that was sawn in half.

It may seem crazy, but I believe the taping of the boat more than patching the big hole on the bucket, simply because the boat in the infomercial is a lot thinner and by taping the two together, it will provide a stronger bond with the tape.

Then you have to put the water factor with the bucket with the pressure and placing Flex Tape on it will be a task and a half.

But Can Flex Tape Really Work?


If you’re thinking that this tape can work as easily as it would when you saw it on TV, you might be in for a little disappointment.

Using the tape on a wet surface is one thing that does actually work, but not so much sealing a hole in a bucket with water trying to come out.

You also need to put into consideration the type of surface you’re trying to seal as that will make all the difference, even if they say that it can bond on any surface.

If your bucket is dirty, chances are you won’t get such a tight seal.

Use one like in the infomercial and you might just get a better seal.

How about cutting a boat in half?

I have not tried this, but if you really think about it, I think it can actually do the job.

With the tape being pretty thick, it should be able to bond things together, especially if you’re using the tape on both sides of the boat.

We’re talking about the skinny flimsy type of boat that you saw on TV and not your average boat either, so keep that in mind as well.

Flex Tape is Temporary


Of course the infomercial will make it seem like this thing will seal and replace any leak, but according to the manufacturer, Flex Tape is designed as an emergency, temporary fix.

So if you’re thinking that you can slap this on your roof and you’re good to go, you might want to have your handyman on call as you will definitely need to make an actual repair on your roof.

The Price For Flex Seal Tape


For $14.99, you can get a roll of 5′ of Flex Seal Tape which is 4″ wide or you can spend $19.99, which gets you the 8″ wide tape which also comes with a roll of 5′.

Pros & Cons of Flex Tape


Pros:

  • Can seal some leaks
  • Is actually pretty thick

Cons:

  • Doesn’t work well on wood or any other rough surface
  • Is temporary

Do I Recommend Flex Tape?


I think this works great for bonding certain things, but probably not your best bet for sealing crazy big leaks.

If you can get the surface around a leak pretty clean and smooth, Flex Tape will actually work, even if the surface is wet.

If you’re trying to actually just tape something together, you might be better off with some Gorilla Tape.

I recommend you use the regular old Flex Seal if you’re trying to seal some small leaks as this big tape is not going to be your best bet.

Just remember that you’re not getting some crazy sealant that will stop any leak, but rather something that can work for smaller jobs or if you want to simply hold something together.

I’m very neutral with this product, so take it with a grain of salt and really think about what you are going to use this for.

Thanks for reading my Flex Tape review and I hope this helps you make a better decision on whether or not you should give this a try.

If you have any experience with this, please share your thoughts below as I’m sure we all have different experiences with the oh so lovely Flex Tape and every other As Seen on TV product.

 

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Hello Fresh Review – International Delivery Boom or Bust?

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With the many Hello Fresh reviews and their inconsistency, I had to give my two cents on something we currently are using.

Are home-delivery services worth the money, convenience, and time? Or is it too costly even for the single bachelor/bachelorette?

This review of Hello Fresh will give you a small inside look at how tasty these delivery services are.

Some of these recipes, selection of produce and meats are less than best, while others leave you wanting more.

Background on Hello Fresh


Hello Fresh started back in 2011 and was founded by a few individuals, Dominik Richter, Thomas Griesel, and Jessica Nilsson (Berlin). Most of their services are offered through Western Europe, North America, and even Australia.

Back in 2015, Jamie Oliver (British Celebrity Chef) announced a partnership with Hello Fresh as he is the creator of these famous recipes that many have grown to love.

How it works


Once you’ve decided this type of delivery service is for you or your family, (come on this is a family blog) Hello Fresh offers three different plan types.

  • Classic Plan ($9.99 per meal) Variety of meat, fish, and seasonal produce
    • Includes Meat and Fish recipes
    • Serves 2 or 4 adults
    • 8 recipes to choose from
  • Veggie Plan ($9.99 per meal) Meat-free proteins and seasonal produce for the vegetarian individuals or families
    • Vegetarian recipes ONLY!
    • Serves 2 or 4 adults
    • Receive 3 hand-picked recipes
  • Family Plan ($8.74 per meal) Family-friendly recipes to please adults and (picky) children
    • Meat, fish, and vegetarian recipes
    • Serves 2 adults and 2 children
    • Receive 3 hand-picked recipes

The website offers its customers up to 8 recipes on the Classic plan, while the vegetarian and family plan only offers 3.

Other similar companies offer 10+ recipes to choose from, but these aren’t the most convenient or flexible meal plans, especially if you have diet restrictions in any of the above plans.

Let’s look at some of the plans coming-up next week and see how well they fare against one another.

Classic Plan (Week of May 27th – June 2nd)

 Chicken Pineapple Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo and Southwestern Spices (30 mins)

  • Melty Monterey Jack Burger with Red Onion Jam and Zucchini Fries (35 mins)
  • Sesame Shrimp with Ginger Scallion Rice and Crispy Green Beans (30 mins)
  • Shawarma Spiced Pork with Couscous and Peas (30 mins)
  • Penne with Sausage, Corn, and Zucchini On (or Off) the Grill (30 mins)
  • Strip Steak Béarnaise with Creamed Kale and Rosemary Potatoes (45 mins)
  • Asparagus and Prosciutto Tartines with Lemon Pepper Ricotta and a Potato Hash (35 mins)
  • Speedy Springtime Pasta with Mint, Pancetta, and Peas (25 mins)

Veggie Plan (Week of May 27th – June 2nd)

  • Za’atar-Crusted Grilling Cheese with Sumac Roasted Veggies (30 mins)
  • Mega Mushroom Burgers with Avocado, Caramelized Onions, and Spicy Mayo (30 mins)
  • Colorful Confetti Salad with Corn, Beans, and Cajun Spices (30 mins)

Family Plan (Week of May 27th – June 2nd)

  • Penne with Sausage, Corn, and Zucchini On (or Off) the Grill (30 mins)
  • Thai Pork Stir-Fry with Green Beans and Bell Peppers over Rice (30 mins)
  • Lighter Fish and Chips with Broccoli and DIY Tarter Sauce (40 mins)

(Btw, it takes longer than 25-45 mins to make some of these meals)

As you can see, some of these are sound great while others may not appeal to every family. Hello Fresh offers its customers to skip a week (or more) if the recipes aren’t enjoyable (back to the grocery shopping it is for those weeks).

Check out the pricing below for Hello Fresh based on 2 or 4 people with their 3, 4, or 5 meals delivered a week.
Table 1

Those who work full-time, let’s say 2 working and able-bodied parents with a couple of kids (totaling the 4 people) if you want to try this out, you’re still paying $60 per week. Keep in mind this is for ONLY for 1 meal a day!!

How do the meals taste?


I’ll be honest with you and I’ll share with you the recipes we’ve had with Hello Fresh. The ingredients are surprisingly good and maybe not something to write home to mom about, but worth blogging about.

Here’s a few of the recipes we’ve tried, you be the judge.

New York Strip Steak Panzanella with Watercress, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Garlic Croutons

  • The steak itself was (pretty) good, tender and juicy and flavorful (all things considered in a home delivery service). Instead of garlic croutons, I would have opted for a vegetable such as potatoes and the sauce that you make is a bit too strong as it was too vinegar-y.

Fun Fajita Day Bar with Southwestern Pork, Tomato Lime Salsa, and Cheddar Cheese (Includes Sour Cream)

  • The pork itself wasn’t the best as the pork was quite tough (it wasn’t our cooking) but otherwise everything else was flavorful and seasoned well. The downside (I enjoy sour cream on my tacos) they only provide you with 2 small packets of sour cream.

 

Berbere Chicken and Zucchini with Cilantro Rice and Lemon Yogurt Sauce

  • I was surprisingly shocked by this recipe and did not have many expectations for this, but it was quite delicious. The chicken was full of flavor and juicy along with the rice being perfect and the lemon yogurt sauce.

Pork, Eggplant, and Squash Stir-Fry with Sesame and Ginger over Brown Rice

  • This sucked, honestly, the spices and flavor are absolutely missing and struck out in this recipe. The pork overall was mediocre at best and there was no taste, no flavor, definitely could have used some spices and heat here.

Is it Worth it?


Will I buy again? Is it worth it for me and my family? I’ll tell you this much, I had a GREAT deal to try this so we took advantage of it. A friend gave us a free week, which is why we had to dive in.

I don’t know about you, but I know if I’m spending $60 – $100 a week for only 1 meal (btw, it literally makes for 1 meal there aren’t any left-overs) it’s a bit pricey and overboard if you ask me.

Due to how many different companies out there offer this type of service, we could only pick one. We may try out another company that offers similar delivery services such as Marley Spoon (Martha Stewart).

I’ve added a quick chart below for a price difference between both. The pricing reflects 3, 4, or 5 meals with 2 or 4 people under the Classic Plan (this is what we selected).

Table 2

The cost savings is a slight difference between the two companies, is one better than the other? Time will tell as I’d like to try Marley Spoon or any other competitor just to see if the products are a better quality (it’s Martha Stewart after all), or if they’re both similar in products, recipes, flavor, etc.

Conclusion

Well there you have it!

My Hello Fresh review.

All in all, I think it’s a pretty good service and I would recommend you at least try it as we are all different

Have you tried either one of these companies? What are your opinions on either? Sound off below!

Nuwave Oven Review – Worthwhile Investment?

Will the NuWave live up to its hype like it did on TV?

This review will give you a better understanding of yet another As Seen on TV product that may or may not work like presented.

Living a long, healthy life is a product of what you feed your body and you should be taking in healthy food in the right quantities to be healthy.

However, even the most nutritious food can be unhealthy if not cooked in the right manner, so will the NuWave oven be the solution?

The method used in the preparation of food has a great impact on how the body acquires and assimilates the nutrients.

Also, it determines whether the food will be useful in promoting good health in the person consuming it.

The traditional use of pans in the cooking process is slowly being replaced by ovens in the modern world, as ovens make the process fast and efficient.

The NuWave oven uses infrared in cooking, with 3 different cooking methods:

  • Convection– the transfer of heat that occurs when hot air moves in a circular motion.
  • Conduction– Transfer of heat between two parts which are in conduct but stationery.
  • Infrared– A form of penetrative energy.

80% of the energy we get from sunlight is in the form of infrared energy. Human beings also produce some level of infrared energy, which means that this radiant heat is as natural as it can be.

The NuWave oven uses this kind of energy in the cooking process.

The convection method in cooking is only available in the fancy restaurants, as it is the best method when you just want to infuse flavors in your meals.

Combined with conduction and infrared cooking, you will get the best possible meal ever.

With the NuWave oven, you can broil, barbecue, roast, bake, dehydrate, steam, or even air fry like the Power Air Fryer XL.

Because the oven is energy efficient, you can save up to 75% electricity costs when you choose to use it in cooking, which is one thing that might just make this appliance worth it alone.

However, there are precautions to be observed in this process.

Even though the oven is capable of browning food in the cooking process, it is not healthy. You should not brown your food with the excuse that any food cooked using the NuWave oven is safe.

Precautions when using the NuWave oven

  • Do not place the NuWave oven power head in your dishwasher.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines
  • When cleaning the oven parts, let them dry up naturally as it increases the life of the oven.

How the NuWave Oven Works


This oven consists of a powerful and unique triple combo. The different cooking processes when combined ensure that the meal preparation objectives are met.

Through conduction, heat is directly applied to the food just like what happens in the traditional ovens.

In convection, a fan circulates hot air over and around the food and infrared energy is needed to ensure the heat also penetrates the food for complete cooking.

The three process ensure that everything is cooked evenly, which results in having crispy food items on the outside but they will be juicy and moist on the inner side.

What You Get


The NuWave oven comes with an upgraded amber dome, a cooking rack that is reversible and a digital panel.

It also has a stainless steel extender rings and a liner pan made from porcelain enamel, so you can cook your food up to 10 hours.

With settings which allow you to heat, delay or warm the food, you just have to key in the temperature you want the food to be cooked at.

It is also possible to change the NuWave oven settings in the course of the cooking process.

The NuWave oven can cook 70% faster that the conventional ovens.

Being light weight and of a small size, you can take it with you whenever you are traveling or moving.

Oh, and it also comes with a one year warranty.

You can dish wash the NuWave oven parts, which have been cleared by the manufacturer and further assembling is not necessary once you have completed the purchase.

Features and Details of the NuWave Oven


  • Cooking up to 14 pounds ham and 16 pounds turkey.
  • A delay timer which kicks off at the time you have keyed in.
  • Delay, warm and reheat setting.
  • Defaults to 155°F for two hours.
  • 70% faster cooking and 75% less energy usage compared to the standard ovens.
  • Uses convection, infrared and conduction cooking.
  • A light-weight liner pan.
  • Smokeless cooking systems.
  • Patented locking mechanism. It is important in keeping the cooking dome in one place.
  • Multiple cooking.
  • Less grease is left on the food.
  • Long lasting sheath heater. It can last up to 30 years.

Who is the NuWave Oven Intended For?


Anyone who wishes to cook faster, which is almost everyone I know.

Also, if you are tired of traditional ovens which take a long time to complete cooking while using a lot of energy, then this might just be the solution.

If you want the perfect gift for your friends and family, then the NuWave oven is definitely one to consider.

So the NuWave Oven is perfect for anyone looking to save money as well as make healthier and tastier food without having to be in the kitchen all day.

What I Like Most About the NuWave Oven


Despite the size, the NuWave oven is very powerful when it comes to meal preparation.

I’m sure, there are many small ovens in the market, but they cannot beat the NuWave oven when it comes to performance.

With a single press of a button, your food will be perfectly cooked and you do not have to watch over the food to avoid burning or spills.

You do not have to spend a lot of money going out to eat all the time to have amazing food, because this little appliance does make food tastier and easier to cook.

The oven is durable and we have had ours for over two years now and it is still kicking.

Cons of the Nuwave Oven


Obviously there’s a size limit, which is a clear indication that this handy infrared cooker will not replace your regular old oven, so you might want to keep that if you were thinking about giving it to your neighbor.

It also won’t fit a huge turkey, but it can fit some.

Other than that, I have no complaints about the NuWave.

Where to Buy


With further research, I have found the best prices to be on Amazon, but they don’t offer the buy one get one free deal.

However, the price is a lot cheaper and in the end, it comes out to about the same price if you were to purchase two NuWave Ovens.

Conclusion


If you enjoy making tasty and healthy meals, try the Nuwave oven, and you will not regret it as it does cook your food faster and it does produce healthier meals.

I give the Nuwave oven two thumbs up and is definitely going to add to your kitchen in a very positive way.

Thanks for reading this Nuwave review and hopefully I have given you all the information you were looking for.

Thanks for reading!

 

Power Air Fryer XL Review – Best Air Frying Choice?

With the many reviews surrounding the Power Air Fryer XL, I figured I’d add my two cents into the mix to give you an opinion from someone who is actually just as new to this as you are.

There is something about deep fried foods that gets the taste buds excited, but then there is the questions regarding calories and health.

With statistics concerning cardiovascular and obesity death rate standing at 31%, you have every reason to think twice before you get carried away by the sight, smell, or taste of any deep fried food through the wet method.

But what if there was a way to enjoy your deep fried meals which are perfectly healthy?

The Power Air Fryer XL has come to liberate the people who love crispy and crunchy foods but still have to watch their weight and health.

Sounds like everyone to me.

This is a machine that will have your family hooked to your cooking and also make work easy for you.

Starting with its outward appearance, the sleek and modern look of the Power Air Fryer XL will look great in your kitchen.

It is all about elegance and class, with its main color being black.

The major question that goes through the minds of many people when they hear about air fryers for the first time is, “How do they fry without oil?”.

It seems unbelievable at first, but it is possible and you only need a fraction of cooking oil to get crispy food.

In cooking, you can decide to use the wet method or the dry method.

However, you have to consider the recipe before you settle on a particular cooking method.

Deciding is not easy, and that is where the Power Air Fryer XL comes in.

You can cook any food perfectly using this appliance.

Not only will you get healthy food but also tasty. If you want an air fryer that will not fail you, Power Air Fryer XL is the way to go.

How Does it Work?


The Power Air Fryer XL makes use of air-technology where the food is deep fried through circulation of hot air through the basket.

Your cooking will only take a few minutes as the rapid circulation of air ensures that the food is properly cooked without the need for too much oil.

Complete Flavor Control

Among its many benefits, the air fryer boasts complete control when it comes to flavor. You can rest assured that you will taste all the spices and products you add to your meal if only you use the Power Air Fryer XL in your cooking.

Best Frying choice

The Power Air Fryer XL can be used in making a wide range of meals including French fries, fried chicken, fish sticks, onion rings, chicken tender, mozzarella sticks, potato skins, homemade potato chips and more.

You will have your family coming back for more once they test your breaded veggies made using the Power Air Fryer XL too.

Perfect for dessert

Meals are not complete without dessert but making it can be time-consuming.

Instead of serving the same boring dessert every day, Power Air Fryer XL gives you a chance to make a number of desserts in a short time.

Your kitchen experience and the meals you serve will never be the same with this powerful machine.

You will be spoilt for choice because you can make chocolate cookies, air-fried donuts, apple pie and even fruit crisp.

Air Fryer-Healthier

Power Air Fryer XL has changed the rules of air-frying because you no longer have to worry about the calories you are heaping when enjoying your deep-fried food.

You do not have to hold back your desires because you worry about your health.

Every bite into the crunchy meals is done with a smile because it is pure bliss and perfectly healthy.

Prepare You Meals  Within Minutes

The operation is easy because you just have to load the raw foodstuff on the basket, slide into back to the fryer and press the cooking settings.

It comes with 7 preset programs for all kinds of cooking.

It automatically goes off once the preset time is up, thus, you do not have to remain in the kitchen while the cooking is taking place.

You can go on with other house chores or activities while cooking. Power Air Fryer XL is there to save you time. The digital timer control has feather touch.

Features and details

  • Rapid-air technology allowing you to bake, steam, roast, air-fry, grill and sauté without using a lot of oil.
  • No-grease, no-mess.
  • Uses less oil and butter to ensure all meals are healthy.
  • Weighs 16.1 pounds.
  • A capacity of 3.2 liters- perfect for entire family meal preparation.
  • 15000 W and heats foods to a temperature range of between 200°F-400°F.
  • Creates a non-greasy crispy brown food and locks moisture and flavor inside.
  • 70% faster cooking compared to conventional methods. You do not have to preheat the oven.
  • Digital control panel with feather touch controls and LCD display.
  • Adjustable temperature controls and timer.
  • 2 preset functions for cooking all meals within the perfect temperatures and time. The functions include chicken, French fries, steak, fish, shrimp, roast, and bake.
  • Offers 6-in-1 technology to bake, sauté, air-fry, roast, grill and steam.
  • Automatic shut-off upon reaching the pre-set cooking time to avoid burning of meals or overcooking.
  • A closed cooking system to offer an odor-free and safe alternative to traditional deep-fat frying.
  • Can cook frozen food without the need for thawing.
  • Power Air Fryer XL has dishwasher-safe and non-stick parts which are easy to wipe.
  • Comes with an easy-load frying basket designed with vents to allow the grease and fat to drain.
  • Power Air Fryer XL has an adjustable, removable easy-load basket divider. It enables you to cook different kinds of foods at the same time.
  • The Power Air Fryer XL comes with a baking tray perfect for biscuits, cakes and pizza baking.
  • The machine comes with a free recipe book featuring several fried food recipes which have been created for use in frying with the Power Air Fryer XL.
  • Dimensions: 32.2´32.2´ 36.6 (length, width, and height respectively)
  • Full refund within 30 days if the product does not meet your expectations.
  • It comes with a 3-year warranty.

Where to Buy the Power Air Fryer XL


After doing some research, I have found the cheapest place to buy the Power Air Fryer XL to be on Amazon.com.

With all the guarantees and warranties that come with this product, you can expect the same from Amazon as well.

The price can change though, but it usually is around the $150 – $180 price range.

(Click Here to see the current price)

Final Verdict of the Power Air Fryer XL


Although I thought this was an actual frying type of appliance, this is more along the lines of Nuwave type cooking, but still exceeded my expectations.

If you are looking for an air fryer, the Power Air Fryer XL is the one to buy.

I also think this is a great gift for dad with Father’s day right around the corner.

If you don’t like it, you can always return it for a full refund, but I’m pretty confident that you’ll find this handy appliance to be a lot more helpful than you think.

Thanks for reading my Power Air Fryer XL review and hopefully I have given you more than enough information on yet another As Seen on TV product.

If you have any questions or you would simply like to add your two cents, feel free to do so in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading!

 

 

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GoPro Hero 5 Session Review – Definitely A Great Buy

So all the GoPro Hero 5 Session reviews have been out for quite some time and I just now got my hands on one and figured it’s time I do a review of my own.

Before this summer break hits, I have decided to get into some RC’s with my boys and some type of action camera was definitely in the back of my mind, as this would not only be a great way to spend some awesome time with the kids, but also to get it on camera.

After just the first day with the GoPro Hero 5 Session camera, I got all the information I needed to put this review together for those of you still waiting on hitting the buy now button on an investment that may or may not be in the agenda for some of you.

If you’re wondering if you should buy the GoPro Hero 5 Session, this review will tell you exactly that, so let’s get right into it.

What is the GoPro Hero 5 Session?


The Hero 5 Session is an updated version of the Hero Session, which was actually launched as the Hero 4 Session.

Being only the 2nd model to come out of the Session line from GoPro this would and should be the better version of the guinea pig Hero 4 Session.

With its size of 1.5 x 1.43 x 1.5 inches, the Hero 5 Session is a lot smaller than your regular GoPro, which is what makes all the difference.

Who is the Hero 5 Session For?


Anyone looking to have the smallest yet great quality camera for filming any action type video and in our case a great fit for our RC’s.

For those of you who find the pricing of GoPros to be a little on the pricier side, this is definitely one that might have you owning one even if you didn’t think you could afford it.

Now if you’re looking for the perfect gift for that special someone, this is definitely one to consider if they’re into gizmos and gadgets.

What I Like About the Hero 5 Session


After messing around with this thing, I have found way too many pros that it almost cancelled out the cons that I have found with this product.

From its size all the way to the picture quality, there’s just so much improvement from the first Session which is the biggest reason why I think now is the time to get one.

With such an affordable price, I don’t see it staying that way due to the capabilities of this little guy even if they’ve upped the price from the Session 4, which was going for $149.

That’s just a good indication of what the Hero 5 Session can do, so let me elaborate more on what makes this a great buy.

The GoPro Hero 5 Session is Small, Yet Powerful


For something about the size of a golf ball, the Hero 5 Session is hard to beat in a lot of categories.

Sure you can have smaller, but the quality of the videos created from this are going to be a lot better along with a lighter weight.

With the size and design alone, it’s really hard to not give into the thought that was put into creating such an awesome piece of work.

This is about the size of the Hero 5 Session, so if that’s not small enough for you, I think you might just be asking for too much.

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No Waterproof Housing Required For the Hero 5 Session


Huge factor in my decision purchase was the fact that you don’t need a waterproof casing as this bad boy comes ready to throw in the water.

Without the waterproof housing, you can expect the Hero 5 Session to stay at its small size, because there isn’t anything needed to get this going.

You buy, rip it out of the box, and it’s ready to go.

Press and Go Feature


I find that just pressing the capture button and being able to start filming is a must for any type of action cameras and that is exactly what it does.

I remember the first camera we had and how we had to power it on and then press the capture button to start filming.

Not only was that with our first camera, but it is very much the same with most cameras, so once again, GoPro is setting the bar.

No Screen


For those of you that feel the need to see what you’re shooting, this might be the one thing that turned you off on getting a Hero 5 Session, but there’s actually a way around this.

Sure we can have a screen to fit this little thing, but I think GoPro is either holding off on it for maybe the Hero 6 (combining everything) or simply not trying to lose sales on their main product line.

As of right now, there is no screen on the Hero 5 Session, but you can still use the GoPro Quick app to see what the camera sees.

For us, the Hero 5 Session works great with our RC’s as there is no need for us to look at a screen on the camera and it actually works better being able to see it on our smartphones.

What I Didn’t Like About the GoPro Hero 5 Session


For some, you can throw the whole no screen into the cons section as I think it would be better if there was an actual screen on this even with its size.

4k only works great for people watching on 4k resolution, so don’t be getting this for the whole 4k deal as it is not worth it if your tv/computer isn’t 4k compatible.

Pros & Cons of The Hero 5 Session


Pros:

  • As portable as it gets
  • High quality video
  • One button simplicity
  • Voice commands
  • Can shoot in 4k
  • Doesn’t require a waterproof housing
  • Is water proof (up to 10 meters)
  • Extremely durable
  • Very affordable

Cons:

  • No screen to view
  • Needs an SD card for storage
  • No GPS (can’t show your location)

The Price & Where to Buy the GoPro Hero 5 Session


For $299 you can own a Hero 5 Session, but if you do your homework, you might be able to find one at a local store for even lower than that.

Once everyone sees the price go up, I’m sure $299 would be the lowest price for the Hero 5 Session, so I suggest you get one now if you have the money.

After doing some research, I found Amazon to be the best place to buy a Hero 5 Session as you can also get some cheap accessories to have you being a pro GoPro user in no time.

Click Here to see the Current Price on Amazon.com!

 

Final Opinion of the Hero 5 Session


For the size, durability, and a very affordable price, you can’t go wrong.

I recommend you get one if you have the flow as this thing will actually keep your life very interesting.

After buying the Hero 5 Session, it makes having to carry a camera around that much easier while capturing everything in crisp quality images and videos.

We can and still use our phones, but we love going to the beach and being able to throw this thing around makes life that much easier.

The kids love it and it helps with my work so I give the GoPro Hero 5 Session two thumbs up and is definitely a great buy for anyone who has been wanting a GoPro but couldn’t find a way to get one.

Compared to the Session 4, this has all the upgrades necessary to make me pull out that card to get one.

In the end, this was a great buy and I do recommend you get one for yourself or anyone into this type of stuff but can’t seem to get one.

If you can do without a screen and simply need something a little bit more compact, the GoPro Hero 5 Session is the way to go.

 

Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System Stroller Review – Is It Really Worth It?

Like most strollers, each have their flaws. Does this one have too much, making it not good enough to use?

In this Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System Stroller review, I will give you all the information you need so that you can make a better decision at the end of the day.

Everyone has their opinion on things, but I’m sure you’ll have a different perspective, since this is coming from a dad’s point of view.

My other half tends to disagree with a lot of stuff I say when it comes to baby equipment, but in the end, I’m the one who really uses this stuff.

So if you’re looking for a solid review, you have come to the right place.

I’m not going to sugarcoat anything, so be ready for a solid, to the point review.

Specs


Product Name: Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System

Weight: 30 pounds

Maximum Weight Recommendation: 50 pounds

Color: Papyrus

Dimensions: 43 x 22 x 36 inches

Guarantee: 30 day return policy

Product Overview


This stroller is from Chicco and been described from the manufacturers as an innovative tri-modal.

It has been created for the sole purpose of fitting the Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat, which can be a good and bad thing.

This stroller contains 3 modes that can be adjusted to best suit you and your baby as he/she gets older (having a comfortable ride).

Mode 1 – This is used for young infants. The stroller functions as a lightweight and stylish car seat carrier. You can use the canopy in this manner.

Mode 2 – When your child gets a little older and wants to see more of the outside world and what’s going on around him/her, you can then remove the canopy and heighten the seat. This makes it even more lighter so you can travel easier.

Mode 3 – This is for when your baby becomes a toddler, it now functions as a toddler stroller and perfect for everyday use. Even though it’s an all-around stroller, it is still packed with all the features other toddler strollers include.

There’s a lot of features this stroller has to offer.

Here’s some of them:

  • Extra large storage basket that can be accessed from front and rear, adding more convenience
  • A Parent tray to hold all necessary items for all busy parents on-the-go
  • Adjustable push handle to be a comfortable fit for both mom and dad
  • One-hand fold for more convenience of course
  • Will stand on its own when folded up
  • Removable seat to allow an infants car seat
  • Extra large canopy, along with a multi-position recline fore a more comfortable ride

What Ultimate Benefits Does This Product Provide?


This has been classed as an all-round stroller and it actually lives up to its name.

One of the biggest benefits that this stroller has to offer is how convenient it is while still being lightweight, good for for busy moms who want something easy to use and packed with features.

Not to mention that both parents can use it comfortably since it has the adjustable push handle, that is actually better than our Britax Affinity stroller.

Pricing & Purchase Details


These strollers can be purchased at their cheapest price on Amazon.com, and usually around $350 to $400, which includes a 30 day return policy, so you can send it back for a full refund if it wasn’t up to your expectations.

If you find any parts broken on the stroller, you can send it back for a repair too and don’t forget that it also comes with free shipping for all orders within the U.S.

See The Current Prices Here

Who This Stroller Is For


This stroller is for busy moms who have a few kids and can’t seem to catch a break. Since it has a one-hand fold function, you can be holding baby in one hand and folding the stroller with the other.

And because it has a neutral color and adjustable push handle, taller dads can enjoy the benefits that this stroller has to offer too!

Pros and Cons


Pros

  • It is packed with many features.
  • I can see that they have really put an emphasis on convenience
  • It will make a great choice for busy parents who want something made of high quality and going to be comfortable enough for your infant, right up until he/she grows into a toddler
  • Assembling this stroller doesn’t take long (20 minutes)
  • Extremely lightweight for a travel system, there are a lot of people loving how easy it is to collapse and stow away
  • Even the car seat base is simple to set up. This will take less than 5 minutes and is done with a simple pull of a latch

Cons

  • It is pretty expensive and definitely not the cheapest travel system on the market
  • As with most Amazon products, you might get one with a defect or it won’t be as good as the others

Pros definitely outweigh the cons in this battle, but is it really worth it?

Alternative Stroller


If you simply can not afford this travel system, there’s another stroller I want you to see.

This one still has the function where you can attach an infants car seat to it. However, the Graco Click Connect Literider Stroller won’t last as long and isn’t packed with as much features.

But it’s still good for people on a budget.

Do I Recommend This Product?


There are so many people praising the Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System Stroller because of how easy and convenient it is to use.

Is is lightweight for a travel system and not the most expensive of its kind either.

The only negative feedback that I have found are from people that are just picking at little things that really don’t matter, such as the canopy getting in the way when you put the car seat in.

Like, really?

That has nothing to do with the quality of the product or how well it functions.

I have no problems with this stroller and it is definitely highly recommended!

My Final Opinion


I really can’t believe why people pick at little things that an almost-flawless travel system has to offer. Okay, it isn’t perfect – but it’s hard to find a travel system that has this many features and this amount of convenience.

There are over 90% of people who have purchased it who are all saying nice things about it. While the small 10% are only worrying about little things that don’t matter.

Or complaining about plastic parts, saying it probably won’t last long, but of course most of the 90% have claimed it to stand the test of time.

This stroller works great and does everything as intended. I have no doubts that you’ll enjoy the vast amount of benefits and features that this stroller has to offer in no time.

This travel system IS highly recommended!

 

 

The Survival Life Business Card Works Better As A Paperweight

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With the offer of free, it is almost impossible to turn down this free survival business credit card. This review will show you why I think you should get it as well as why you shouldn’t.

There are some things that you can let go and then there are those that you have to at least try for yourself. This business credit card is something I think is on the “you must try” list.

What is The Survival Business Card?


Well, I think you can figure that out with just the name alone. However, it is a multitool in the shape of a business card, that is made out of some nice stainless steel construction.

It has 11 functions and yes, they are all capable with this one tool alone. It was created by Survival Life, which I am a big fan of as they have many products that they do take pride in.

You can checkout the Instablade Credit card, which I think you’ll find a little more interesting. It also comes with the whole free, just pay the shipping and handling type deal, so you know the deal.

Specs


Some of the stuff here can be used, but some you might probably never use in your life. For what it’s worth, here are the components of this handy dandy tool.

  • survival-business-card-specsCan Opener
  • Knife Edge
  • Slotted/Flathead Screwdriver
  • Ruler
  • Bottle Cap Opener
  • 4 Position Wrench
  • Wingnut Wrench
  • Saw Blade
  • Direction Ancillary Indicator
  • Keychain/Lanyard Hole
  • Water Compass

Who This is For


I would love to say this is for the all outdoor person, but it’s really not. Let’s just say this is more for someone who likes cool stuff like me.

You know you’re not going to use this tool for most of your needs, but it is there for maybe a great conversational piece?

I see the main thing that will be used here is probably the bottle opener. For those of you who are tired of using a lighter or the side of a table to open that beer, this will definitely come in handy.

Like I said about the conversational piece, your buddies will definitely wonder what in the world you’re opening your beer with, but that’s about it.

I’m sure some might give you crap about it, but when they find out that you paid under $5 for this, they’ll probably want one for themselves.

Pros & Cons of the Survival Business Card


Pros:

  • More than affordable
  • You can say you own one
  • Cool design
  • Simple
  • Made out of stainless steel
  • Comes with a Survival Life Handbook

Cons:

  • Not your best bet for a multitool
  • Can be dangerous

I can’t say anything really bad about this tool as it is free. However, you know what you’re getting so don’t be expecting this to mop the floor for you.

The Price For the Survival Business Card


It is somewhat free like they say, but the only catch would be the shipping and handling.

So be expecting to pay $4.95 at checkout and you can have it shipped to you right away.

Click Here to Get Your Free Survival Business Card!

 

What I Really Liked About the Survival Business Card


I think it’s just the cool factor that got me interested in this and if you put that along with the word free then you can grab anyone’s attention.

However, I do think it is worth more than the shipping and handling and it’s not going to be something you lose sleep over since it’s just the price of one cup of coffee.

What I Didn’t Like


I mean, yeah, you get what you pay for so I wasn’t expecting this to be my go-to tool. So other than the cool factor, this thing will not be a great tool for little stuff around the house.

I also found this to be a little dangerous with the little knife edge, so definitely keep this away from children as you would all sharp objects.

If they’re like mine, they’ll want to play with all of daddy’s stuff, so keep a close eye on them as they are a lot faster than we think.

I think the best thing that you could possibly use this for is a nice little flat edge and a very good looking box cutter.

So I’m going to have to say that this is going to be completely up to you.

Conclusion


I don’t think it takes much of a decision on this one.

It’s either you want it or you don’t and for under $5 you really have nothing to lose or even complain about.

Get it today and figure out if it’s worth it on your own.

Whether it collects dust as another collectible or you actually use it, this is one of those things that don’t call for a lot of buyer’s remorse.

For the price, you won’t be kicking yourself in the behind for making such a bad purchase.

I think you’ll be satisfied either way, so get it and decide from there if it’s worth it.

Do you have any experience with this? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below as we would love to hear what you think. Is this worth the $4.95?

 

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Piyo Workout Review – And They Said This Was For Girls

piyo-workout-reviewsNow obviously I’m a dude, but yes, I did try this exercise. This Piyo workout review will show you exactly why I think this is something you should actually give a try, whether you are a man or a woman.

With the many workout programs on the market, it’s really hard to pick one especially with all these As Seen on TV marketing infomercials that we all find enjoyment int.

Whether you were motivated by the little stories or by Chalene Johnson, it’s great that you did your research rather than just buying something that might be nothing but hype.

Read this review on Piyo, from a guy’s point of view to see if this is really the right program for you.

Not your typical quick and easy workout, but will it be worth your hard earned money?

We shall see.

Piyo Workout Review


Name: Piyo

Product Creator: Beach Body

Product Owner: Chalene Johnson

Price: $72.80

Overall Rating: 4/5 stars

Product Overview


Piyo is a Beach Body product which is conducted by Chalene Johnson, who is no newbie to the fitness world and social media.

It consists of pilates mixed with Yoga. Put it together and you have PiYo!

Unlike your typical yoga exercises where you have to hold different poses for a pretty long time, PiYo doesn’t focus on that.

It keeps you moving, so if you’re anything like me and you can’t really hold those yoga poses for a very long time, this will be perfect for you.

Who This is For


Definitely not just for women but rather for anyone who is looking for an exercise program to help them get back into shape.

With the low impact exercises, this is ideal for anyone with knee problems or aching joints for that matter.

This is also great to help with flexibility, so if you’re having a hard time trying to tie your shoes, this is definitely a program to consider especially if you’re pressed for time.

The Product


If you do decide to purchase Piyo, you will get the following

  • 10 workouts on 3 DVDs
  • Quick start guide
  • 60 day workout calendar
  • Get lean eating plan
  • tape measure

The 10 workouts include:

  1. Align: The Fundamentals
  2. Define: Lower Body
  3. Define: Upper Body
  4. Sweat
  5. Core
  6. Strength Intervals
  7. Drench
  8. Sculpt
  9. Buns
  10. TurboFire HIIT 20

The only things you will need to get started with Piyo is a yoga mat, some water, and you then you can get started with this.

Workouts are done 6 days a week and all the workouts are conducted by Chaline and all exercises target one part of exercising.

Cardio, body sculpting, abs, and strength training.

Pros & Cons


Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Great for your bones
  • Different workout every single day
  • No weights
  • Can be done at home
  • 60 day money back guarantee

Cons:

  • Is not the reason why you will get in shape

At a Glance


Piyo is yet another successful Beach Body product and is very organized and meets all standards that come with the best exercise programs out there.

Name: Piyo

Product Owner: Chalene Johnson

Price: $72.80 from Amazon.com

Overall Rating: Piyo is a great program and will improve flexibility along with helping you lose some weight. Highly recommended as it is affordable and very easy to follow.

So Does Piyo Work?


Almost every program can and will work but it is really going to be up to you.

Some may be better than others, but again, it will all depend on what your needs are.

If you’re looking to be buff, I’m sure you know this isn’t going to be the right program for you.

Now if you want to get toned down, burn some fat, and increase energy, this is going to do just that.

Piyo will work as long as you follow the program and eat the right foods.

In the end, this is better than doing nothing.

Where to Buy Piyo


Watching these infomercials will make you pull the trigger just like I did.

From the bonuses, to the slashing of 1 payment it will make you buy it especially if your bank account is a bit on the heavy side.

Then they throw in the 60 day money back guarantee, which I’m sure most of you will not even do, even if you’re not satisfied.

Of course they’re going to say that you can only get this in stores, but again, this is some marketing that I absolutely love.

Now if you want to get Piyo, you can get it on Amazon.com and still get the bonuses, the discounts, and everything that you saw on that infomercial.

Click Here to Get Piyo and Everything You Saw on TV!

 

Final Opinion of Piyo


Definitely worth the money and something I recommend it to both men and women.

Remember now, it is not going to be Piyo that gets you into shape, so don’t think that just by purchasing these DVDs is going to cut it.

Get this if you want to make a change in your health and stick with it.

Eat the right food, follow the exercises, and you will see results.

I give Piyo 4/5 stars and I think you will like what this program has to offer.

Thanks for reading my Piyo review and hopefully you can get that body you want by using the exercises that Chalene will guide you through.

Low impact and core strengthening exercises are the in thing, so get yourself on any workout program and stick with it.

Looking for something more advanced? You might want to try Insanity!

 

 

Nutribullet Blender Review – Bigger Than The Magic Bullet, But Is It Better?

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Wondering if this thing even works? This Nutribullet blender review will give you a better understanding of what this product can actually do so that you can decide if this is the right appliance for you.

I’m a sucker for As Seen on TV products and of course I was beyond curious to see if this thing does what they claim it can do.

If you’re familiar with the Magic Bullet, this is from the same company, but do not let the regular bullet make you think this one is the same, because they are actually really different.

If you’ve seen the infomercial on this, you might think that they would’ve done a better job than what they have done but of course these things are usually over exaggerated.

There are too many juicers out there that can do what the Nutribullet can do, but there are some things that make this different from it’s competition that I would like to explain in this review.

Nutribullet Review – Product Overview


Another As Seen on TV product, this countertop blender “effortlessly pulverizes fruits, vegetables, superfoods, and protein shakes.”

This blender works by extracting nutrients through its Bullet cyclonic action, which is what makes this different from a regular blender.

What You Get

  • Power base
  • 1 tall cup
  • 2 short cups
  • 1 flat blade
  • 1 emulsifying blade
  • 2 resealable lids
  • 1 handled lip ring
  • 1 regular lip ring
  • Pocket nutritionist
  • Manual with recipes

Features

This product is supposed to but open seeds, crack through stems, and shred tough skins to unlock the vital nutrition inside.

It only comes in 1 speed but it shreds, blends, grinds, and chops so I guess you can say it does it all.

What I Liked (Pros)


Just like it’s older and weaker partner, this one is very, very convenient. You can either leave it on the counter or store it in a cabinet.

It is extremely lightweight (3.6 lbs) and can fit almost anywhere.

Unlike the overpriced, bulky juicers out there, this one can save you some space.

Cleaning

When it comes time to cleanup, all you really need to do is give it a rinse.

Let it sit for a while and you can find yourself having a hard time cleaning, just like any other appliance.

Affordable

For $82.99, you can’t go wrong. I know you can get the Magic Bullet for under $30, but you get what you pay for.

This is definitely worth the price, so you can get it from Amazon.com for about $80 and you also get free shipping, while having it delivered in two days.

It comes in 6 different colors, so there is one to suit everyone. From black to pink, there are many different ones to choose from.

What I Didn’t Like


I couldn’t find this anywhere, so I had to resort to purchasing this online.

I’m not saying that I have a problem with shopping online, because buying As Seen on TV products are safe, but I kind of wanted it right away.

It did only take 2 days to come in, so I can’t really complain.

There isn’t much that I didn’t like about this, so that’s always a good thing.

Although the Nutribullet doesn’t come with as many accessories as the Magic Bullet, you can expect to get more value from this one.

I know you might be expecting the 10 different party cups that the regular bullet came with, but this is more focused on the actual product and not the fancy accessories.

What you can expect is a little more quality, with a lot less distraction from what this machine can really do.

Where to Buy the Nutribullet


When this thing first came out, it could only be purchased online, but I’m sure you can find this at Walmart or one of the stores in your area.

If you still can’t find this out in the real world, you definitely want to get it on Amazon.com as that is also the cheapest place I found.

There are many vendors for this product but Amazon is the cheapest place to buy the Nutribullet.

Click Here to See the Current Price!

Final Verdict


I know it’s hard to sell juicers, but I don’t think the dude in the infomercial did a really good job.

As far as the product is concerned, I definitely think it’s worth the money.

Although it’s strictly as seen on tv and can only be purchased online or through the phone, it is definitely worth the buy.

This product is easy on your wallet and it does the job.

For convenience and price, I do recommend you give this one a try.

Thanks for reading my review on the Nutribullet and I hope it has helped you make a final decision on whether or not you should buy this product.

Cheers!

 

 

Magic Bullet Blender Review – Is It Worth Buying?

magic-bullet-blender-reviewIn this Magic Bullet blender review I want to show you exactly what this thing can do and most especially if it’s worth your hard earned money.

There are so many mixed reviews of the Magic Bullet that I don’t even know what to think anymore. But just like everyone else that owns one, I have my opinion on this as seen on TV product that everyone seems to either love or hate.

Although they have come up with the Nutribullet, don’t get this mixed up with it’s more robust older sister, because this is not comparable.

Here is my personal review of the Magic Bullet and my suggestion on whether or not you should get yourself something as popular as this.

Product Review


The Magic Bullet is a product created by Nutribullet, which specializes in blenders and juicers that caters more to the healthy lifestyle crowd.

Call it a juicer or blender, I think the Magic Bullet is in a class of its own and it does the job but not to most people’s standards.

It is a “juicer” that costs a lot less than most and comes in the price of a regular blender.

Now whether or not it will live up to YOUR expectations is really dependent on you, as it does a very basic blending job and it won’t break everything down like one of those overpriced juicers would.

What I Liked


The price. Just like almost anything out there though, you do get what you pay for. Now for under $50, you can’t really complain.

If you’re just looking to break down a couple of fruits to make a nice little smoothie, then this can do the job just fine.

The Magic Bullet is super convenient and it is so small that you can store it anywhere on your kitchen counter without it taking up that much space.

For something so cheap, it’s like you almost get your money’s worth with all the little accessories that it comes with.

Although I don’t have all my guests over to act like the infomercial, it is there to take up space if need be.

Do remember that this does in two different sizes (regular and mini) so keep that in mind if you do decide to purchase one.

What I didn’t Like


There aren’t many things that I didn’t like about the Magic Bullet, mostly because of the fact that it is not going to cost you hundreds of dollars.

However, if there was one thing that irritated the crap out of me, it would have to be the little infomercial that came along with this.

I don’t know if any of you noticed this, but when they would hold down the Bullet and count to three, they would hold the three forever! Just talking about that is already irritating enough, so I’ll just let that be.

If you haven’t seen it, you can see it in the video below.

Along with that over exaggerated 3 seconds, it really doesn’t just take that long to blend anything, even if it’s just ice.

You would have to keep playing with it, until everything was chopped finely, if it even did chop it to your liking.

Try and head out the door without blending it enough and you can expect some chunks of ice and some not so finely grated fruit, which will get stuck in a straw.

What You Get (Regular Bullet)


  • 1 Base
  • 4 cups
  • 1 Recipe book
  • 1 Ice shaver blade
  • 1 Food processor blade

magic-bullet-accessoriesThe Price


Depending on where you get it will determine the price.

I have looked online and the cheapest place to buy one is on Amazon.com

Starting below at $47, but going as high as $60.

Not much of a difference, but I think we can all appreciate some savings.

Click Here To See The Lowest Prices!

Before You Buy


If you’re thinking of purchasing a Magic Bullet, you need to understand that you are not getting some type of sherd it all juicer.

It is good enough to slice and dice a quick smoothie, but it will not chop down stuff to what one of your pricer juicers would do.

What you see is what you get, so don’t expect anything more or anything less.

For the price, it is worth it, but you do get what you pay for.

Final Thoughts


I am not big on juicers, and this thing actually did the job I needed it to do. It makes delicious smoothies and it won’t break your bank.

For the price, it gives you more than you could ask for, but if you’re looking to get the most out of your fruits as far as juicing is concerned, you might want to try its sister, the Nutribullet.

Thanks for reading my review of the Magic Bullet and I hope this gives you a better picture of what it can really do and what it can’t do.

Have any experience with this? We’d like to hear it, so please do share it in the comments section below.

Cheers!